E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018

To promote the use of sustainable e-agriculture solutions and services, FAO-ITU will be conducting a 3 day E-agriculture Solutions Forum (15-17 November, 2018). Venue : Nanjing, China Click here for the agenda Background E-agriculture, or ICTs in agriculture, is about designing, developing and...

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Inter-Agency Innovation Bootcamp

The first Interagency Innovation Bootcamp, hosted by the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Innovation Acceler- ator, is a week-long high-intensity training programme to spark and catalyse new innovation projects across the UN. Bootcamps provide...
Germany, Munich

e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

News and e-Agriculture

  • Focus on women and ICTs in Agriculture

    In most developing countries due to rural-urban migration, rural communities are losing young people and agriculture is robbed of the needed workforce. The result has been that many smallholder farms have more women and girls remaining on the farms providing bulk of the labour force. Advances in agricultural innovation are important to support rural livelihoods and are poised to support the role of women in our food systems. Furthermore, the digital revolution has changed the way we work and offers opportunities when implemented fairly. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in...
  • WSIS FORUM 2019: FAO Director-General Video Message

    As the WSIS Forum 2019 , a multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the FAO Director-General Mr. José Graziano da Silva has delivered a video message to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and delegates ahead of the meeting to be held on the 8th to the 12th of April 2019. The message confirms FAO commitment to ending hunger through using digital technologies to bridge the rural-urban divide; and most importantly he pledged FAO’s commitment to WSIS and FAO's co-facilitation to the E-...
  • ‘WorldBank Group to support Africa’s digital transformation’

    In an opinion piece on CNN Business , the WorldBank Group CEO and interim presidents noted that automation and artificial intelligence (and other disruptive technologies) could revolutionize the industrialized world, and with great potential to the developing world. O n her tweeter account , Ms Kristalina Georgieva noted in order to support Africa’s digital transformation, the WorldBank Group will invest $25 billion between now and 2030 and is aiming to mobilize $25 billion more from the private sector. How can African countries leapfrog themselves for this challenge? In the above mentioned...